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There are a lot of reasons why you choose to, or encourage your child to attend dance lessons, for some the potential of becoming a professional dancer is a real draw, for others it is fostering a hobby that will last for life. While becoming a professional dancer is a reality for some, there are many people who find themselves dancing as a passion but not a profession.

The skills learned and developed in those dance lessons can be applied to a wide range of jobs across many sectors not just the arts, here are a few of them:

Dancing Increases Physical Confidence

One of the first things that dancers must learn is a physical confidence – they condition their bodies for the dance and have to be confident they can do what is required. This physical confidence can manifest in different ways when not dancing. We’ve all met those people who walk into a room full of confidence, a smile on their face and spring in their step – this is the kind of confidence that can come from dancing. It creates a great first impression with potential employers.

Dance & Determination

To be a dancer at almost any stage requires determination and persistence and these are both skills well served to the jobs market in any industry. Dancers have studied long and hard to do what they love and that same focus can be turned into any job they take on. It means they come to the role ready to push themselves, manage themselves and don’t always need much manager oversight, certainly in the motivation department.

Self-Discipline & Self-Management

Having worked for any length of time building their dance skills, a young dancer will be used to self-manageable. They know they need to go to bed at a good time, eat the right things and be up at a certain time for their lessons or competitions. These skills transfer very well to the workplace, creating punctual and well-prepared employees. These elements also lead to good planning skills, allowing the person to adapt to new projects, take on new work or try new areas of their job with ease.

Goal Oriented Approach

Dancers are very goal orientated – learn a particular move, routine or step, they spend time preparing for a performance, exam or competition. This makes them well placed for a variety of jobs with targets, performance related elements or simply a bit of competition. While working well as a team, they will also be motivated to achieve their individual goals.

Dancing Fosters Social Skills

Dancing is rarely a solo activity as even dances where you perform alone will involve practicing with others. This develops solid social skills from a young age and means these young people are quick to adapt to new environments, meet new people and get to know them. This gives them a self-confident in new situations that can often be lacking.

Dance Lessons in North Tyneside

Whether you want to be a prima ballerina or just love to dance then the team at Jade Harrison School of Dance in their dance studio in New York, North Shields have lessons that you will enjoy attending and will learn a range of skills including those that will help in any future career.